Research reports 81-90

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Research report 81: Human Rights Measurement Framework: Prototype panels, indicator set and evidence base

HRMF coverThe Commission has published the Human Rights Measurement Framework (HRMF), a new set of indicators that brings together information and evidence for analysing and assessing human rights in Britain.

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Research report 83: The UK and the European Court of Human Rights

The UK and the European Court of Human Rights coverThis report examines the impact of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the UK.

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Research report 84: Religion or belief, equality and human rights in England and Wales

This report examines the law in relation to equality, human rights and religion or belief and how it is understood and applied in the workplace and in public services.

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Research report 85: Gender Diversity on Boards: The Appointment Process and the role of Executive Search Firms

RR85 thumbnailThe Commission has published new research looking at the process of recruiting and appointing women onto the boards of the FTSE 350 listed companies in the UK

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 The research carried out by Cranfield School of Management is the first in-depth study into the appointment process to corporate boards and the role of head hunters. The report identifies good practice and suggests recommendations for further action by headhunters and chairmen.

In 2012, women account for almost 16% of directors of FTSE 100 Boards but more needs to be done to increase diversity and improve corporate effectiveness.

See also: Sex and Power 2011| Response to FRC consultation| Written evidence to the House of Lords - EU Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment Sub-Committee – inquiry into Women on Boards


Research report 86: The impact of changes in commissioning and funding on women-only services

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The objective of this study was to explore whether the introduction of commissioning procedures and funding cuts were having a disadvantageous affect on the provision of women-only services.

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The research consisted of two phases: a stakeholder consultation, survey of existing research and analysis of the policy context; followed by fieldwork with 25 women-only service providers including interviews with service users and funders. Service areas covered by the study included domestic violence, offenders and ex-offenders, health, sexual violence and abuse, homeless women, skills and employability support, and 'one-stop-shops' providing a range of services. Nineteen service providers were based in England, three in Scotland and three in Wales.


Research report 87: Use of pre-employment health questionnaires by employers.

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This research examines the recruitment practices of employers in relation to health questionnaires before a job offer is made to an applicant.

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Research report 88: Barriers to employment and unfair treatment at work: a quantitative analysis of disabled people's experiences

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This research shows that unfair treatment or discrimination at work is part of a larger pattern of disadvantage for disabled people, including lower employment rates, poorer quality jobs and multiple barriers to work.

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Research report 89: Close to home recommendations 

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This research report presents the findings of a survey conducted on behalf of the Commission on the progress that has been made by local authorities in implementing these recommendations in the year following the publication of the ‘Close to home’ report.

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Research report 90: Crime and Disabled people: Baseline statistical analysis of measures from the formal legal inquiry into disability-related harassment

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This report presents the analysis of crime surveys in England and Wales and in Scotland, focusing on disability-related crime and crime experienced by disabled people. 

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Supporting statistics

Measure 1: The number of hate crime incidents (Excel file)

Measure 2: Proportion of disability related incidents reported to the Police (Excel file)

Measure 3: Reasons why the Police did not come to know about the matter (Excel file)

Measure 4: Satisfaction with Police handling of crime incidents (Excel file)

Measure 5: Experience of any crime in the previous 12 months experienced by young people aged 10-15 years (Excel file) 

Measure 5: Experience of any crime in the previous 12 months (Excel file)

Measure 6: Worry about being a victim of crime in England and Wales (Excel file)

Measure 6: Worry about being a victim of crime in Scotland (Excel file)
 


 

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